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Disneyland's History

http://www.justdisney.com/disneyland/history.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: One day Walt Disney had a vision for creating a "magical park." As the idea grew bigger and bigger how expensive it was began to hit home. Walt once said "I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible, because dreams offer too little collateral." So Walt turned to television for his financial support. "Walt Disney's Disneyland" television series offered a glimpse of the future project. This brought the idea of Disneyland into reality for Walt and the American people. Construction for Disneyland began on July 21, 1954. Find out more of the story here. Standards 3.3.2 and 4.4.6

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 954

California Seafood Council

http://ca-seafood.ucdavis.edu/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This homepage for the California Seafood Council offers information about the fishing industry, including fish facts, methods of fishing, a history of fishing, as well as lessons and recipes. Standards 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 3.5.1, and 4.4.6

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 552

Californian Rice Industry

http://www.calrice.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site, created by the California Rice Promotion Board, contains facts, maps, activities, recipes, and writings concerning the rice industry in California. Standards 2.4.1, 3.5.2, 4.1.3, and 4.4.6

Comments: This attractive site is useful to many levels of research, from basic graphics search to detailed information gathering.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 573

Cotton Counts

http://www.cotton.org/pubs/cottoncounts/story/index.cfm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Today, the world uses more cotton than any other fiber, and cotton is a leading cash crop in the U.S. California is one of the leading cotton producing states. How does it grow, how is it processed, and how is it marketed? Learn all about it here. Standards 2.4.1, 3.5.2, 4.1.3, and 4.4.6

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 823

Early California Oil Industry

http://www.geocities.com/espee9164/oil.industry.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This web page by Bruce Petty is about the California Oil history. It is rich in photographs from Petty's collection Oil, Mining and Stationary Power Plants. The text is written in a folksy style and easy to read. Standards 3.5.1 and 4.4.6

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 800

Folsom Powerhouse

http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=501

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Folsom Powerhouse is part of a colorful chapter of Sacramento history and is also an example of the tremendous advance in the commercial application of electricity. Standard 3.1.2 and 4.4.7

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1267

Los Angeles Union Passenger Station

http://www.westworld.com/~elson/larail/laus.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are pictures of the last of the great railroad stations, and how it functions today. Los Angeles Union Station is a beautiful example of great functional architecture. It still serves passengers today. Standards K.3, 1.4.2, 3.5.1, and 4.4.6

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2020

Magic Lanterns - Magic Mirrors: A Centennial Salute to Cinema

http://photo2.si.edu/cinema/cinema.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Today moving pictures are so much a part of modern life that it is hard to imagine a time before their invention. In 1894 Thomas Edison introduced the Kinetoscope, an invention that let one person at a time view a continuous film reel. The next step was to project film, an achievement that automatically increased the size of audiences and the revenues from ticket sales. By 1895 the first projected motion pictures were delighting audiences the world over. Standard 4.4.9, 8.12.9, and 11.5.6

Comments: This Smithsonian exhibition has close-up pictures of the original cameras.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2036

Port of Los Angeles

http://www.portoflosangeles.org/history/cabrillo.asp

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This history of the Port of Los Angeles begins with Cabrillo and ends with the 2007 centennial. There are pictures, background information, oral history recordings of the shipyard workers and much more. Standards 3.3.2, 3.5.1,4.2.2, 4.4.5, and 4.4.6

Comments: This site is also useful for learning about the modern role of the port in the nation's economy

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 968

Port of Los Angeles - Virtual Tour

http://www.laporthistory.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has background information on the Port of LA with facts and a map. It gives a description of the economic impact of the port on California and a look at its history. Standard 3.5.1, 3.5.2, and 4.4.6

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2493

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